ISSUE DATE: 19th July 2018

A small quantity of new D-Bags (Main Parachute Deployment Bags) were produced by Parachute Systems (Pty)Ltd in the second quarter of 2018 with removable bridals. Our standard D-Bags have the bridal sewn directly onto the bag. If you have one of these D-Bags, with a removable bridal, as pictured below, with a soft link retaining the bridal to the D-Bag, please strictly follow the instructions of this bulletin before next use.

BACKGROUND: A single case has been brought to our attention where the soft link pulled through the grommet during deployment of the main parachute leading to a pilot chute in tow.

SUBJECT: D-Bag with removable bridal on Vortex Harness Containers produced second quarter 2018.

STATUS: Soft link needs to be replaced by a number 5 Rapid Link (French Link) before next use.

IDENTIFICATION: If your bridal is retained by a soft link it needs to be replaced by a number 5 Rapid Link (French Link) as illustrated in the below images.


  1. All registered owners affected by the Service Bulletin.
  2. All Parachute Systems Dealers.
  3. PIA
  4. Company Social Media Pages

We apologize to all our customers who are affected by this. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at Please be assured that customer safety is our most important concern and we assure you of our best attention at all times.

Authorizing Authority

Chris Dales, Managing Director

32 Melbourne Road, Dalbridge
Durban, SA 4014
Tel: (031) 304 8038 / Fax: (031) 304 8082